Asst Commandant among 4 BSF men killed in Pak firing

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 14, 2018

"If the United States and North Korea can return from the brink of a nuclear flashpoint, there is no reason why Pakistan and India cannot do the same, beginning with a dialogue on Kashmir whose heroic people have resisted and rejected Indian occupation", he said in a tweet hours after US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un signed a historic pact between the two nations. He asserted that it was premature to say about any involvement of Pakistan special force BAT in it.

Five security personnel lost their life and about 50 policemen and civilians were injured in terror attacks during the Ramzan. "Our heart goes to those who lost their dear ones", he said.

Martyred jawans have been identified as assistant commandant Jatinder Singh, assistant sub-inspector Ram Niwas, sepoy Hans Raj and Sub Inspector Rajneesh.

BSF officials said that Pak Rangers first attacked a patrol party with cross border firing in which a few BSF men were injured and when a rescue team was sent to evacuate them Pakistan fired mortars in a lethal attack on the rescuers. Four BSF soldiers were grievously injured in the attack.

Assistant Commandant BSF Jitendra Singh, who was born in 1984, joined BSF in 2011 and hails from Jaipur (Rajasthan). BSF troops also fired in retaliation, the official said.

The BSF-Pak Rangers Sector Commander level meeting was held on worldwide border opposite the Border Outpost Octroi on June 5.

The latest truce violation comes after the June 4 agreement between the BSF and the Rangers "to maintain peace and tranquillity" on the border in a meeting held on the IB in Jammu in the wake of the killing of two BSF jawans on June 3.

Rising incidents of attacks on security forces with grenades during the Centre's unilateral ceasefire during Ramzan is causing concern ahead of the Amarnath pilgrimage starting on 28 June.

Pakistan has violated ceasefire several times since the Directors-General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan agreed to strictly adhere to the ceasefire pact of 2003 and settle any border disputes through discussion.

Last month, thousands of people residing along the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts had to flee their homes following intense shelling from Pakistan between May 15 and May 23 which left 12 people dead, including two BSF jawans and an infant, and scores of others injured.

The Pakistani side gave an assurance that they would not initiate any cross-border firing and the BSF reciprocated by saying that it would only retaliate when provoked.

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